Christopher Paterson

Board Member, Angel Investor - BASF

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Rockies

Stream: Ag

Chris Paterson has been involved with agronomy and agribusiness across North America for 25 years. For the past ten years, he has been directly involved with the development of new business applications and value streams around the digitization of farming, Agribusiness, and AgriFood. Chris’s favorite area of focus is where strategy meets technology.

Chris previously led the formation and commercialization of the xarvio Digital Farming platform in North America while at Bayer and then BASF. Previous to that he was an early stage partner in Agri-Trend, a high growth consulting service for farmers across North America, and while there was cofounder of The Agri-Data Solution which became North America’s largest ag data platform, and led The Farm Forum Event and The agAdvance Journal – all were acquired by Trimble Ag in 2015.

Chris is motivated by being a connector. His background as a farmer, an investor, an entrepreneur, a team leader, a technical agronomist, a writer, a traveler, and a social networker help him connect the best ideas to the right people. Chris is also an active angel investor focused on early-stage Ag tech companies.